First off, Merry Christmas everyone! I have been swamped the last few days with cookie orders and finishing up Christmas. Though the wrapping I was behind on I was doing for my mother, so I am not to blame completely. Anyways, have finally got a few minutes free that I haven't passed out right away, to put my thoughts on a new book to paper. Angelbound by Christina Bauer is an ARC from NetGalley and Ink Monster LLC and came out on December 17th. The following is a brief summary and my thoughts to hopefully spark your interest.
Angelbound is the first in a series that centers around the world of Purgatory. A place where quasis (part demon/ part human) live and are ruled like slaves. Myla is one quasi who is called to fight in the arena, battling souls who want trial by combat for the right to enter heaven or hell, and she has yet to lose a battle. She unlike many other quasis loves it, has for the 5 years she's been at it. A good fight has always been enough to lift her spirits when her mom is acting strange or anything else gets to her inner wrath demon, but in her senior year or Purgatory High it's not enough. Demons are starting to act weird, so much so that the King of Hell shows up at her school, she can't ignore that things are changing. As she starts to question everything around her, life, the way things are, the past, her father, she meets the obnoxious demon hating Thrax High Princ Lincoln, a sexy half human/half angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? Her pension for breaking the rules and moving to her own beat Myla is ready to shake things up in Purgatory.
First I have to say the cover caught my eye. Simple yet intriguing. A girl with a wicked looking tail standing in front of a dark Spartacus like arena. A book promising action, and a description that also spoke of love. I was in. The idea of ghouls, quasis, thrax, demons, and angels, all thrown together in a melting pot seemed interested. We get to stay inside Mylas head as she goes through the self discovery and crazy Earth, or well Purgatory, shattering stuff. It's two different people who are from completely opposite worlds, literally, who despite logic and reason have an attraction that could cause unrest on top of the already unstable and unraveling world around them.
I feel confident giving this book 5 Stars easily for mixing so many components into a great story that was fun and quick to read through. I couldn’t put it down. I hope you all will give it a try and delve into this new world. Already read it, tell me what you think in the comments below.